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Revving Up for Spring: 12 Easy Steps to Better Health – Part I

Spring is definitely my favorite season of the year. It’s arrival, though late this year, was especially wonderful after the most brutal winter in recent memory. It’s just so wonderful to go outside in sandals and with no coat! I’m guessing that you may be feeling much the same – gearing up for more activity… Read more

Avocado: Weight-Loss Friendly or Fattening?

What a unique and delicious fruit!  I grew up with an avocado tree in our yard in California , so it was easy to grab one at will and enjoy it. The trouble was that I didn’t really like avocados. Now, however, with my diet more refined than it’s ever been, avocados are staples in… Read more

There Will Be a Spring – Start Exercising Now!

It has been a brutal winter in this country for sure!  Now that it is March, I dare to believe that in a few short weeks, I’ll be hiking around my neighborhood once again, and starting up again on my bike, and, in general, feeling much more friendly about the idea of exercising than I… Read more

Chocolate Coconut Date Candy

Makes 1 piece of candy Ingredients 1 date 1 tsp peanut butter 1 almond 1 tsp coconut butter 1 tsp cacao nibs Directions Use a knife to split the date open. Spread peanut butter in the middle of the date, add an almond then top with coconut butter. Sprinkle with cacao nibs and enjoy! –Source… Read more

Tabouleh

A delicious grain-free variation of a favorite mid-Eastern dish. One large bunch parsley, chopped 1/2 large cauliflower, chopped, or one whole small cauliflower One large tomato, diced 3 scallions, diced 1/2 cup lemon juice Several sprigs of mint One avocado, diced Process cauliflower in the food processor with the S blade until well ground. Remove… Read more

Hale to the Kale

 Just in case you still have difficulty drinking kale, this smoothie may finally make you a convert.  With avocado for creaminess and pear for sweetness, the kale’s slightly bitter taste flavor completely disappears.  The many benefits remain, however.  There are minerals, vitamins A, C, and K, plus forty-five different antioxidants to help your body fight… Read more